Watermelon is the summer fruit. This is perfect because warmer temperatures come with heat, which means less hydration, and watermelon is the hydration girl. However, eating watermelon straight is not the only way to enjoy this versatile fruit.
There are so many different ways to prepare watermelons. Did you know you can grill it, blend it make it into a cocktail or a soup? And it can be pretty simple to do. If you’re on the fence, consider this. When paired with something savory, the sweetness of watermelon will blow your taste buds out of the water.
As you bask in the heat or take your kitchen outside for the summer, don’t forget your watermelon. Scroll below for ten summer recipes to try for summer.
Mason Jar Watermelon Frosé
Talk about easy. There’s no need to whip out the blender. Combine the two ingredients in a mason jar, pop it in the freezer to get nice and cool. Shake it occasionally, and you’re done. You now have your fave summer drink.
Watermelon Slices with Lime-Honey Syrup
Watermelon slices are great, but how about you add an extra step? Lime honey syrup is so easy to make and will hold well in the fridge for a while. The next time you or a guest wants a hit of some watermelon, add the syrup for a delicious treat no one will forget soon enough.
Whip out your blender and your watermelon chunks for this recipe is best prepped for when temperatures are boiling. Combine your ingredients pop them in the freezer, and take them out for a refreshing way to beat the heat.
Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon
You’ve heard of grilled veggies, but have you heard of grilled fruit? The smokey flavor is seriously addicting and is hard to beat, but drizzling some chile-lime seasoning on top will have you crowned the barbecue top chef—couple with a burger or kebab for the perfect summer lunch.
Watermelon Frosé Ice Cream Float
You’ve learned how to make frosé, so consider this recipe a level up. If you love the old classic ice cream spider, this is a version you never knew you needed. All you need is some icecreams, and you’re good to go.
Chilled Watermelon Soup With Lime and Feta
A classic gazpacho inspires this recipe. It swaps out tomatoes for watermelon and fuses Mexican cuisine with the addition of lime, coriander, and pickled chilies. For this soup, make sure you make it one day ahead.
Blood Orange, Watermelon, and Ruby Red Grapefruit Refresher
Swap out your punch for this refresher bound to leave people begging you for the exact recipe. Entertain your guests this summer with a citrusy mix of blood orange, watermelon, and ruby red grapefruit.
A classic Lollie is the best way to cool from the summer heat. This classic summery treat uses watermelon and kiwi to deliver a fresh flavor during the hotter months. Moreover, these lollies are super healthy are they are chockfull of vitamin c and are lower on the calorie front.
Give your morning smoothie the watermelon twist. Combine banana, apple juice, and watermelon in your blender and drink up your vitamin C goodness. Enjoy when chilled.
Last but not least is a salsa you might have never thought about. We are talking about a watermelon salsa. You can serve it as a dip or have it accompany a serving of nachos for a light summer snack.